Discs are known as the “shock absorbers” of the spine and are made up of a fibrous outer ring and a jelly-like center. Commonly, a variety of disc problems throughout the spine may be referred to as a “slipped disc.” A disc cannot actually slip because of the way it attaches into the vertebrae above and below. Discs can tear, decay, bulge, or dehydrate, all of which can be serious problems. However, discs cannot slip.
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